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meanings of royal


  1. A tuft of beard on the lower lip.
  2. Any of various lycaenid butterflies.
  3. A member of the first regiment of foot in the British army.
  4. A stag with twelve points (six on each antler).
  5. A royal person; a member of a royal family.
  6. Someone connected with Reading Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  7. In auction bridge, a royal spade.
  8. A standard size of writing paper, measuring 24 by 19 inches.
  9. Bell changes rung on ten bells.
  10. The Australian decimal currency intended to replace the pound in 1966; was changed to "dollar" before it was actually circulated.
  11. The fourth tine of an antler's beam.
  12. In large sailing ships, square sail over the topgallant sail.
  13. An old English gold coin, the rial.
  14. A standard size of printing paper, measuring 25 by 20 inches.
  15. A small mortar.


  1. Having the air or demeanour of a monarch; illustrious; magnanimous; of more than common size or excellence.
  2. Free-for-all, especially involving multiple combatants.
  3. Alternative form of royal (in capitalised proper nouns, e.g. Royal Navy, Royal Mail).
  4. Used as an intensifier.
  5. Of or relating to a monarch or their family.
  6. In large sailing ships, of a mast right above the topgallant mast and its sails.


  1. A male given name from English from the surname.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A male given name from the word "royal".

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